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Pixel Art Feature Chest / Re: Help with Dragon
« on: September 15, 2013, 11:16:59 pm »
I agree with decrodid about the neck angle not fitting the rest of the piece. Other than that I like the progress you've made

Pixel Art / Re: Blob walking animation, need helpz
« on: September 15, 2013, 11:10:33 pm »
It feels like he needs a bit of a hop. When he's lurching forward I feel like he's hopping, but it looks like he doesn't leave the ground.

Sorry I should have explained how to set those up  :blind:
At least I can give you another tip?

If you find a color that your working on isn't quite right you can change it everywhere with the paint bucket. Set the tolerance to 0, unchecked anti-alias, and unchecked contiguous to change the color everywhere on that layer.

P.s. the article I saw on making a preview window had it tiled with your project. If you want a free-floating preview you can move around, do window-arrange-new window then on the new tab of your picture go window-arrange-float in window

Pixel Art / Re: PixyKat's Progress Thread (C+C Plz)
« on: September 15, 2013, 06:27:05 pm »
Yeah, I need to work more on my contrast (I seem to be scared of shading haha)
I do have a few sprites I was working on for a game concept,  so I'll probably post those next. 

No problem. I had to learn a few tricks in Photoshop when I started pixel art (like changing the eraser to pencil mode, setting up my file to have a "preview" window, etc)

When using the transform tools in photoshop, I found it works best if you set the blending to "Nearest Neighbor" it cut all the fuzzies out. Also what did you save the image as? If it's a jpg that could explain the blurry look. png is what I've been saving my pixel art as.

(Sorry I couldn't be a ton of help, I'm new to spriting too)

Pixel Art / PixyKat's Progress Thread (C+C Plz)
« on: September 15, 2013, 12:06:49 am »
Hi everyone! I'm rather new to pixel art (started around a month ago) and I'm wanting to hone my skills. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and started digital art a few years back. Problem was, I was never satisfied with my shading and line art... I'm a bit of a perfectionist so my squiggly lines drove me up the wall. I feel that pixel art is my calling; I love working on this smaller scale, paying attention to all the details, and how clean the lines are... but I digress  :blind:

My idea is to have a thread devoted to my practices and smaller stuff, hopefully getting comments and suggestions to help me improve. Once I feel something is done, I'll throw my progress into a "spoiler" and start on the next one. That way I have all my growth in one thread. Is that I good idea?

My first practice on here is something I whipped together after reading one of the great tutorials on here. Looking forward to your suggestions!

General Discussion / Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
« on: September 14, 2013, 10:01:35 am »
Hi everyone! I couldn't find an introduction section, so I guess this is the best place to do this. I found this website earlier today and I feel this will be a great place for a budding pixel artist like myself to grow. Hopefully I can get some examples of my work up shortly, and I welcome any and all constructive criticism (I can't improve if I don't know what's wrong)
I've already poked at one of the tutorials on here pointing out some of the do's and don'ts for pixel art btw.


EDIT: just saw the "rules and introduce yourself" thread -_-... oh well

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